Category Archives: Diagnostic Codes (DCs)


Well, pilgrims. We talked about this possibility several years ago when our Overlords of Munificence brought up the idea of giving TDIU a haircut after 65 years of age. I mean What the hell? Dude, you’re getting SSA by then… … Continue reading

Posted in Agent Orange, All about Veterans, AO, Complaints Department, Diagnostic Codes (DCs), Legislation, Medical News, VA Agents, vA news, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Overcoming the VA’s New DBQ Policy

Last week, the VA announced that it would discontinue the use of public-facing Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQs) – meaning that it would no longer make DBQs available to the general public on its website. DBQs are standardized forms completed by … Continue reading

Posted in C&P exams, Diagnostic Codes (DCs), Guest authors, Lawyering Up, NOVA Attorneys, Uncategorized, VA Attorneys, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments


I frequently see claimants on’s forum mention they cannot decipher their grants and that the decision doesn’t specifically identify the rating by Diagnostic Code or DC. Duh. VA really would prefer to keep you in the dark on that … Continue reading

Posted in Diagnostic Codes (DCs), SOCs and SSOCs, SVR Radio on, Tips and Tricks, VA Medical Mysteries Explained | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments